The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1953 · Page 13
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December 21, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

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MONDAY, DECEMBER «, I9W BLTTHEVJLLE (ARK.T COURIER NEWS THIRTEEN IclentUI* h»v* found that th«r* *r* >t Icut thr*« klcdi of viruses which MB etvM potto. by one kind does not alwayi result In Immunity against th« other two. CbooM Fitzgerald's 6s»tive fifth... diamond-capped «nd laced with 24-karat gold...filled with « bourbon flavor unique. Always made the costly eld-fashioned sour mash way... to bring you the test for gift or guest! Yours at the regular fifth price. STITZft-V/EUCR DISTILLERY, ESTABLISHED LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, 1849 • ONDED KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY • 100 PROOF | Distributed by MOON DISTRIBUTING CO. Little Rock, Arkansas After 102 Movies, Tom Brown Was Too Young for Part By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Actor Tom Brown went to a producer's office to try out for a movie role. "Read the script over for an hour and then come back," the movie man told him. Tom thought it was odd that he would have to try out for the role. After all, he had only acted in 102 pictures and his work should have been well known. But he could use the job, so he took the script and studied it. He selected a scene wherein an Army major detailed the battle plan of a forthcoming operation. He went back into the producer's office and did the auditon. An actor knows when he has done a bad reading, an adequate one or something really good. Tom gave it everything he had. He knew he was good, and the producer admitted it. "That's a great reading," the man commented. ''But I can't give you the part. You look too young; the audience would never believe you as an Army major." And so Maj. Tom .Brown, late of the United States Army, didn't get the job. That's the story of his recent professional life. Tom is one of those perennial juveniles who never grow old. He says he will be 39 next month, yet he has the face of a collegiate. ' 'My face is my problem," he sighed. "I'm past the age where I can play dashing young juveniles, and they're no particular joy for an actor anyway. Yet the producers say I am too young to play the character roles which are an actor's meat." It appears that Tom's youth, which was such a great asset his earlier years, now is something of a liability. He started the acting life early enough. His parents were yaudevillians, and he went onsta when he was 2. He continued with stage work and silent movies, coming to Universal in 1931. He continued an active life as fresh-faced juvenile until 1942, when he entered the Army, He returned to Hollywood in 1946 and nd the situation was different. When he asked for his old salary, I producer replied: "Where have you been the last ive years? Things have changed. You're not box office any more." In the face of Hollywood's postwar depression, he got only five roles in four years. In 1950, another war broke cut and he was called back into the service. After serving with the 40th Division in Korea, he again resumed his move career. "This time my hair was white," le said. "I lost at least one role because of it, so I had to dye my ^air." Fortunately, Tom has some "riends to help in his return to the screen. One is Lou Costello, who helped him get a good role in "Fireman Save My Child." I asked Tom if he ever thought of getting into some other line of work. "I've thought about getting into the production side," he replied. "But I never have considered giving up show business. After all, I've given my life to it. If a man's a plumber all his life, he's bound to become a better plumber as he goes along. It ought to be the same with acting." w. m & m President Speaks On TV Christmas WHINGTOM OT — President Eisenhower will make an appeal for world peace in o television and radio talk to the nation Christmas Eve. The President, probably with Mrs. Eisenhower at his side, will speak for about three minuies from the White House at about 4:30 p. m. EST (3:30 p.m. CST) next, Thursday. Then he and the First Lady will go to the White House south lawn and take part in the traditional lighting of the nation's Christmas tree. He will speak brietly at that ceremony' too. 1 IK Not because of eustom only, fcot front our hearts — we extend «»r best wish** to you for a wondrous, joj-lul Uolldayl Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" at 'A & a* A 14-inch cube of gold would '.'e . O 'h a ton. BACK HOME - Polishing his helmet at Augsburg, Germany, is Pvt. Herbert Ludwig Kraft Manuel Edgar James von Bred- lew, a grcvjl-grnndson of Germany's "Iron Chancellor." OUo von Bismarck. Born at Potsdam. Germany, he came to the U. S. in 1952: returned to hi? homeland with the 102nd In- fanlry occupation forces. Is your car causing you undue trouble? 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